Contemporary art: mirrors + multiple reflections = illusions.

An example of one of my projects in the field of contemporary art exploring mirrors, reflections and illusions, here using a piece of cord that is reflected multiple times to give the impression of a closed circle.

contemporary art mirrors and multiple reflection illusion

This work consists of three mirrors creating a triangular box with the reflective surfaces facing inwards. The box is placed over a length of brightly coloured meandering paracord. The cord is laid so that the section that lies inside the triangular box is reflected on the box’s sides to give the illusion of forming a circle. The second photo shows the piece from a different angle to show the structure.

mirrors and illusion

mirrors and illusion

Metamorphosis of a hand into a sinister life-form by multiple reflection

contemporary art - metamorphosis of a hand into sinister alien life-forms by reflection

Metamorphosis
Mirrors and hand. October 2016

Three mirrors forming the vertical sides of a triangular box turn a hand into an alien creature. The hand is intruding into the box through an opening in the corner.
An exploration of how a familiar object (a hand) can be transformed into something completely alien purely by the use of simple mirrors.
A study of the familiar becoming unfamiliar via a mundane agency.

Contemporary art exploring reality and illusion using reflections in mirror

Coloured rods aligned with a mirror

Contemporary art with mirror reflecting coloured rods producing optical illusion effect

Colour Discontinuity 2: March 2017

A colored rod reflected in a mirror, positioned so that the reflection of the rod coincides with another rod of a different color on the other side of the mirror, creating an ambiguous optical effect.

A study in the perception and interpretation of ambiguous visual stimuli.